Monday, 24 April 2017

Citizens MK Accountability Assembly - 25th April - can you attend to represent Transition MK?

Transition MK is a member of Citizens MKan alliance of diverse communities acting together for a thriving, inclusive and fairer Milton Keynes. Each year, members of Citizens MK are invited to join the Accountability Assembly, to hear about campaigns for the coming year and to pledge support for action to support them. 

We would like to invite members of the Transition MK group to attend to represent our organisation.

This years assembly will be held on Tues 25th April 2017, 6.30-8pm, Church of Christ the Cornerstone, 300 Saxon Gate East, Central Milton Keynes MK9  2ES.

Please click here to book a place.

When you arrive please tell organisers that you represent Transition MK and make contact with the lovely Hilarie Bowman so she knows who is attending on behalf of the group.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Garden and Shop tour at Forest and Folk, followed by talk on DIY home remedies

You are invited to an early evening garden and shop tour at Forest and Folk with a talk on 5 herbal home remedies that you can make yourself. 

Forest and Folk, based at Milton Keynes Arts Centre is an evolving exploration into a life lived closer to plants in the heart of the city. A walled garden, studio space and bulk, refill shop for organic wholefoods and plastic free living, it is an example of Transition in action. 

Come along for a tour of the garden, the shop and short talk on some simple home remedies you can make yourself on Thursday 11th May at 6pm - 8pm. Light refreshments will be served.

£5 per ticket to be paid on the evening. 

Booking is essential as the tour can accommodate a maximum of 8 people. (please note; if you do not book, we can not guarantee you a space at the event and you may be turned away). Please book via 

Permaculture session enjoyed by Transition MK

On a lovely Saturday in April, supporters of Transition MK were lucky enough to enjoy an informative and insightful exploration into the world of permaculture. The event was led by permaculture practitioner, Nigel Crawley, who shared with us his experiences as well as some of the key principles of permaculture. 

The session was really interactive and there were lots of opportunities to share and network over a homemade soup lunch.

Thanks to all who attended, and of course, a huge thanks to Nigel for such a great session. If you would like to find out more about the permaculture movement, visit the Permaculture Association website.  

Monday, 17 April 2017

Permaculture Workshop - 22nd April - Book your space now!

Transition MK invites you to an interactive permaculture workshop on Saturday 22nd April, from 11 - 2pm. This workshop will cover the underlying ideas that lay behind the permaculture approach. We will also look at how these ideas will be put into place at the permaculture plot being planned at Westbury Arts Centre in Shenley Wood, Milton Keynes. 

To book your space please visit our eventbrite page

The workshop itself is free but we ask for £5 donation to cover the cost of refreshments and light lunch which we will provide.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Redways Relaunch Campaign - action on 21st April

The Redways relaunch campaign was one of the campaigns launched at the Citizens MK Delegates Assembly on 7th February 2016. It has the following goals:

  • 50 Improvement Projects across the Redway network in partnership with MK Council and The Parks Trust
  • 50 miles of ‘adopted’ Redway involving litter collections by schools and other organisations
  • £50 sponsorship each month from local businesses.
The first action is an open meeting with the Leader of the Council, to which members of the public are invited, outside Civic Offices 2-2.30pm on Friday 21st April. At this meeting, testimony of Redway experiences will be presented and the Leader of the Council will be asked to make specific pledges of collaboration in making improvements.

If you would like further information, please contact campaign leader Josephine Osei.

(article courtesy of Citizens MK website)

Discover Nature at the Urb Farm - 22nd April

Visit the Urb Farm to find out about the fascinating wonders of the natural world. Meet the local chickens, plants some seeds and enjoy the fantastic garden.  Plus, enjoy tea and homemade cakes, and buy some of the fantastic produce that is grown on the farm. 

Saturday April 22nd 
11am and 2pm
Urb Farm, Between 196-198, Windsor Street, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5DR
Free to attend so no need to book. 

Visit The Discover Nature at the Urb Farm for more information.

Forest and Folk launch MK's first refill shop

The first refill, bulk goods shop has officially been launched at Forest and Folk in Great Linford.

There was a lovely write up 
by Hazel Roberts of Artisan MK Food and Drink (click here to read the full article or read the snippet below).....

'Environmentally conscious individuals will be pleased to know that Forest and Folk, with the help of funding from OurMK, will become MK's first re-fill shop, helping to cut down on unnecessary food packaging. The studio shop and medicine garden at Great Linford Parklands is already known for selling plant-based, mostly refillable, packaging-free health and beauty products but with the funding they will be expanding this to include organic dry food goods. The “Slim you bin” campaign is setting out to provide an alternative to buying these dry goods in non-recyclable packaging and at Forest and Folk customers will be able to purchase goods such as chickpeas, lentils, kidney beans, rice, pasta, spices, dried fruit and seeds by weight in re-usable containers. This will significantly cut down on household waste and support citizens to move to a greener Milton Keynes. Look out for this new initiative from 6th April. Bring your own containers or purchase one of their re-usable cotton drawstring bags. Forest and Folk is located at Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford and open 10-5 Thurs and 10-6 Friday and Saturday.'